Archive for March, 2012

31
Mar
12

October Baby

Now in theaters! Check out Houghton’s own Jason Burkey in “October Baby!” Visit the official website for more information.

http://www.octoberbabymovie.net/

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30
Mar
12

Regina Moore class

IMPROV for ACTORS: Focusing on Auditions and Performance
One-on-one with a Casting Director
LOCATION: Moore Casting (Driving Directions on Web Site)
DATE: Saturday, April 14th, 2012
TIME: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm (now extended to 3pm)
COST: $125.00
Improv is not always about being funny. It’s actually about thinking quickly on your feet and being able to react to any situation you may be placed in at an audition or performance.
Regina Moore and Barry McAlister have designed a workshop around improv skills that will, 1) give you simple but powerful tools to use, and 2) allow you to experience an audition through the eyes of the casting director.
Fun and eye opening sessions using improv games and exercises are used to explore basic elements that will put you miles ahead of the competition. Then commercials and scripts will be used to literally place the actor in the audition room, connecting with the casting director one on one.
It can be difficult to relax when the actor walks through the casting door, and this workshop helps each actor shed their fears and get comfortable as the casting room process is revealed. The basic fear is not knowing what to expect in an audition, and that can make it difficult to focus. Come see it from the Casting Directors perspective.
This workshop gives the actor useful, dynamic tools to work with, then provides one on one direction- all in a fun atmosphere that allows them to relax and learn.
The class is taught by improv performer and actor Barry McAlister. He has long been an on-camera actor and entertainer in the region. He is currently with the acclaimed troupe Improv Nashville, and has trained at the Second City in Chicago in improv and sketch comedy. He was also a Wolf Trap Teaching Artist in Metro Nashville Schools. Roles he’s created include “the dead guy” in country artist Joe Diffie’s “Prop Me Up Beside the Juke Box”, and the ice skating $100 bill for First Tennessean and the Predators. He also had the regions longest running children’s stage show “Juniper Junction”.
Casting Director, Regina Moore has been in the entertainment industry for over 30 years. Regina, first an actress, works currently as a casting director in the areas of Film, Television, Commercials, print, music videos and live performance. As an instructor, she relates to actors through casting and teaching. She is known for her ability to recognize potential and encouraging the growing actor with her straight forward, no nonsense approach. Her workshops deal with the audition process and she relates to the actor regardless of wither they are a beginner or a pro. She is accomplished in the field of casting, developing projects for production companies, and network television as a consultant in relationship to T.V. Hosts, actors, live performers, and audience related programming.
Hello, Regina!
The “improv” side of the class is the hook that got me interested in attending. The teaching presents a great beginning in an area I have heard about and seen but never actually tried out. It reminds me of stuff we did in college which I have, unfortunately, lost touch with. Taking your class tells me I must pursue that avenue further.
The “meet the casting director” side of the class is a very helpful bonus because it allows me to see behind the casting camera, presenting insights into how you do what you do, some whys, and some of how these things reflect what your clients are looking for. De-mystifying that experience promises me more peace of mind next time.
I was delighted with it all. Thanks for your efforts on my behalf.
Jordan
This is a workshop you must attend if you’re ready to move to the next level.
Please fill out the form on the web site http://www.moorecasting.com  to sign up or
PLEASE CALL TO REGISTER (615) 831-0039

30
Mar
12

Speed-the-Plow previews

“Mamet’s clearest, wittiest play.” – The New York Daily News
Speed-the-Plow by David Mamet at Pinch 'n' Ouch Theatre April 6-29

Previews March 29 – April 5
Tickets only $10

Filled with playwright David Mamet’s trademark intense rapid-fire dialogue and provocative themes, “Speed-the-Plow” focuses on the ruthless nature of the Hollywood movie industry. Directed by Artistic Director Grant McGowen, it’s a behind the scenes story of handshaking, dealbreaking, and backstabbing as only Pulitzer Prize winner Mamet can tell it.

“The play may be 20 years old but David Mamet’s astringent observations on the supremacy of commerce over art in Hollywood are still as fresh as last night’s rushes.” – Variety

“Hilarious and chilling.” – The New York Times

“Mamet’s clearest, wittiest play.” – The New York Daily News

Copyright © 2012 Pinch ‘n’ Ouch Theatre, All rights reserved.
30
Mar
12

Creative Studios workshop on March 31

Creative Studios of Atlanta

L.A. Casting Director, Catherine Stroud

wants to connect with Atlanta’s best New Talent

at Creative Studios on Saturday, March 31st 

Where:

Creative Studios of Atlanta
500 Bishop Street NW
Suite E4
Atlanta, GA 30318

Driving Directions

When:
Saturday March 31, 2012 from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM EDT
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Greetings!

Would you like to connect your talent with a top television & film casting director who discovers and casts NEW TALENT?
 
You Can this Saturday, March 31st at CSA!

Catherine Stroud is known for casting new talent, both Kids and Adults, in TV series and feature films. She put 3 unknowns in the lead roles of the new Nickelodeon series “Supah Ninjas” and just completed a new pilot “Bad Fairy”.  She also cast the past 4 features for Adam Sandler’s company Happy Madison.

Ms. Stroud is leading 3 age-group specific workshops to connect with Atlanta’s best new actors.  Your talent has the opportunity to make a strong impression on this top casting director … click below for more details!

SPECIAL NOTE:  All participants who pre-register by March 27 will receive sides from Catherine Stroud to prepare in advance!

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Thank you for sharing this workshop information.  We look forward to showing Catherine Stroud how talented our actors are in Atlanta!
Sincerely,
Ken Feinberg & The CSA Team
Creative Studios of Atlanta
workshops@csatl.com
404-355-4588
30
Mar
12

Peachtree Prompters

Peachtree Prompters is offering classes at all levels starting in April. Visit http://www.peachtreeprompters.com for more information about registering for classes.

26
Mar
12

CSA Logo With Address and Phone
L.A. Casting Director, Catherine Stroud

wants to connect with Atlanta’s best New Talent

at Creative Studios on Saturday, March 31st

Where:

Creative Studios of Atlanta
500 Bishop Street NW
Suite E4
Atlanta, GA 30318

Driving Directions

When:
Saturday March 31, 2012 from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM EDT
Add to my calendar
Greetings!


Do you want to hand your Headshot to a top television & film casting director who discovers and casts NEW TALENT?
You Can this coming Saturday, March 31st at CSA!

Catherine Stroud is known for casting new talent, both Kids and Adults, in TV series and feature films. She put 3 unknowns in the lead roles of the new Nickelodeon series “Supah Ninjas” and just completed a new pilot “Bad Fairy”. She also cast the past 4 features for Adam Sandler’s company Happy Madison.

Ms. Stroud is leading 3 age-group specific workshops to connect with Atlanta’s best new actors. If you are ready to make a strong impression on this top casting director, click below to register now!

Register Now!

SPECIAL NOTE: All participants who pre-register by March 27 will receive sides from Catherine Stroud to prepare in advance!

 

Sincerely,

 

Ken Feinberg & The Team at CSA
Creative Studios of Atlanta
workshops@csatl.com
404-355-4588
23
Mar
12

Upcoming Class for 4-6 yr olds – from our own karen ceesay. Highly recommended!

Acting Class for Four to Six Year Olds

How an actor prepares for an audition is a very personal process. And when your little actor is still learning how to read, he needs a wee bit more help preparing. But, when the acting profession is a completely unfamiliar one, you also need help in guiding your child through that process. This two-day class is designed to give parents age appropriate methods that best facilitate the acting process. A parent/guardian is required to participate in the class with student.

Next Session: Saturday, April 21st & 28th 2012

yourACT Acting Studios Atlanta

3041 N. Decatur Road

Scottdale, GA 30079

(404) 499-9996

Cost: $99

Level I: 10:00A – 11:30A

(open to any 4-6YO student)

Covers commercial script breakdown, solo improv, business etiquette & MORE

Level II: 12:30P – 2:00P

(Level I required or agent referral)

Covers film/television script breakdown, group improv, taping-at-home & MORE

Karen Ceesay is an actor, writer, producer, wife & mom who began her acting career at age ten. She has coached students’ auditions for Nickelodeon, Disney, ABC Family and various other film & television projects. Her credits include, ”Trouble with the Curve”, “Reed Between the Lines”, “Army Wives”, “Drop Dead Diva” and she was a guest on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” as a result of her performance in a “What Would You Do?” segment on ABC’s Primetime Live. Karen is a well-known comedic actress in the Atlanta community and was a main stage cast member of Whole World Theatre’s improvisation troupe. She has performed sketch & improv comedy for Castlerock Entertainment, Turner South and with Atlanta radio personality Ryan Cameron. She currently works on various film, television and voice-over projects both nationally and locally.